By Liliana Rosano La sua voce raggiunge l'America dalla Francia, dove, dal porto di Marsiglia si è appena imbarcato su una nave da crociera per un concerto. Da lì tornerà a Parigi dove vive da otto mesi con la moglie ateniese Elektra e la figlia Nikita. Poi volerà a New York per un concerto e, finalmente, andrà in vacanza in Italia, paese che gli...

Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license sold for $15,575 Thursday night. RR Auction sold the 80-year-old license, which was issued to a then unknown-19-year-old Sinatra. Of course, the state of New Jersey didn't quite spell the Chairman of the Board's name correctly.   License No. 549631 was issued to a "Francis Sintra" of 841 Gar...

Two of my favorite things to do is to listen to live jazz music and anything Italian. And the best place to listen to a live jazz show is at Georgetown's iconic Blues Alley. So, CiaoDC is syced to bring you l'Italian Jazz Series, a perfect evening out on the town. The Italian Embassy has organized l'Italian Jazz Series, which will be hosted by Blue...

Have you ever dreamt about getting locked in into our store for a night? Your dream is about to come true! On December 7th Eataly will open its doors from 10PM to 1AM for a night celebratingTutte le Cose Belle Italiane(All the Beautiful Italian Things) from food and wine to music. The renowned Teatro Regio Orchestra and Chorus from Torino, conduct...

One has to wonder if Steven Spielberg chose the right man to profile in film. Posing as a Spanish diplomat in Hungary during World War II, Italian import/exporter Giorgio Perlasca diverted some 5,200 Jews from extermination camps.   (For comparison's sake, Oskar Schindler, the subject of the blockbuster Hollywood "Schindler's List," is credi...

Play bocce with friends young and old (then watch the champs compete in a tournament Sunday). Watch cooking demonstrations and sample cuisine at the Cucina Showcase. Enjoy Henry Prego's musical tribute to Frank Sinatra and Dove c'è Musica's salute to Eros Ramazzotti daily.   Grab an espresso so you're wide-eyed for a Festa tradition: firewor...

di Eva Cabras   Alla fine del 1800, milioni di italiani hanno lasciato il proprio paese per andare acercare fortuna negli Stati Uniti, tentando di accaparrarsi una fetta del glorioso sogno americano. Nel bagaglio culturale dei primi emigranti trovava posto una fiorentetradizione musicale genuinamente italiana, che ha finito per riversarsi ne...

Il sesto Festival della Canzone Italiana di New York andrà in onda su Rai Italia sabato 12 ottobre alle ore 4:00. Un appuntamento televisivo molto importante per l'Associazione Culturale Italiana, organizzatrice del Festival, poiché mette in vetrina uno spettacolo musicale, visibile a tutti gli italiani, che vivono nei 5 continenti del mondo. Il p...

The program will feature the operas of the greatest Italian Opera Masters: Rossini, Donnizetti, Puccini, Verdi and Mascagni. Spectacular overtures of the most loved arias ever written for opera such as La Boheme, Cavalleria Rusticana, Lucia di Lammermoor, Barbiere di Siviglia, and Aida, performed by the artists of the New York City-based Amore Oper...

by Dean M. Shapiro Staged by the American Italian Cultural Center, the second annual "Opera in the Piazza" concert will take place Friday night at the Piazza d'Italia. Seasoned New Orleans opera singers will present arias from operas in the Italian repertoire, plus such well-known Italian songs as "O Sole Mio," "Volare" and "Santa Lucia." &n...